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What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« on: February 22, 2011, 06:38:12 PM »
I'm a socialist. You?

If you have no idea what you are, or want some confirmation, there are a whole manner of political quizzes on the Interwebs, including:
http://www.okcupid.com/politics
http://www.politicalcompass.org
http://www.politicalquiz.net
http://www.gotoquiz.com/politics/politi ... -quiz.html
http://www.moral-politics.com
http://typology.people-press.org/typology/
http://www.nolanchart.com/survey

Elaboration is always appreciated.
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 07:04:22 PM »
I voted other because I think a problem my have many different solutions and that some solutions from other ways of thinking may be the better solution, so I don't hold to any kind of political way of thinking while I'm also very interested in politics and pay attention to it (though mostly local politics).

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 07:05:51 PM »
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I voted other because I think a problem my have many different solutions and that some solutions from other ways of thinking may be the better solution, so I don't hold to any kind of political way of thinking while I'm also very interested in politics and pay attention to it (though mostly local politics).
Isn't that centrism?

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »
I still have no interest in politics.
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 07:11:12 PM »
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Quote from: "Davin"
I voted other because I think a problem my have many different solutions and that some solutions from other ways of thinking may be the better solution, so I don't hold to any kind of political way of thinking while I'm also very interested in politics and pay attention to it (though mostly local politics).
Isn't that centrism?
I thought centrism is choosing policies somewhere between the extremes. I have no problem with choosing some extreme policies on either side depending on the problem.

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 07:16:49 PM »
Quote from: "Davin"
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I voted other because I think a problem my have many different solutions and that some solutions from other ways of thinking may be the better solution, so I don't hold to any kind of political way of thinking while I'm also very interested in politics and pay attention to it (though mostly local politics).
Isn't that centrism?
I thought centrism is choosing policies somewhere between the extremes. I have no problem with choosing some extreme policies on either side depending on the problem.
...Huh. I guess you're right. I always thought it just meant what you said above.

I find it funny how the position of centrism itself commits the Golden Mean Fallacy.

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 11:37:08 AM »
I'm a... Totalitarian anarchist. Go figure  :P

The best way to describe me is, I suppose, as "not socialist", as I combine certain core ideas from pretty much everyone else (extremists not necessarilly included)
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 01:49:39 PM »
Independent. As liberal of a mindset as I have, I really don't want to get myself involved in any political ring if I can help it. The entire system is so corrupt that I've just said "Fuck it."

Jefferson was right. We need an uprising.
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 08:54:30 PM »
I've been a libertarian all my life.  In the eighties and nineties of the last century, I used to be very right, but nowadays I'm always right  ;)
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 09:35:04 PM »
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Jefferson was right. We need an uprising.

What good do you see coming from such an "uprising?"
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 09:35:44 PM »
I'm liberal and independent...but couldn't pick both.

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 10:07:46 PM »
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What good do you see coming from such an "uprising?"
A good bloodshed-variety massacre..?  :pop:
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 10:30:48 PM »
Yes, that sounds plausible.  And then?
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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 10:40:57 PM »
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Yes, that sounds plausible.  And then?
Hopefully there will be cake!

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Re: What Do You Consider Yourself To Be? (Poll)
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 10:48:25 PM »
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
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